The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology that produces impartial and balanced briefings to facilitate knowledge exchange between UK Parliament and research communities, has this month released the 'Local area energy planning: achieving net zero locally' research briefing. The focus of the briefing considers how effective the process of LAEP is in delivering the necessary energy system changes required at the local level using the early examples of ‘trail blazer’ local authorities that are adopting the process.
The briefing explores how a LAEP is created using modeling and analysis systems and the technologies employed to inform the process. The briefing also considers the emerging evidence from the current examples of LAEP alongside common aspects of regional plans for power, heat, transport, industry and the environment.
Within the briefing, Advanced Infrastructure's LAEP+ tool has been featured as an example of the software solutions available in the modeling of local energy demand and supply and how it has been adopted by Distribution Network Operators including UK Power Networks through Project CLEO and Local Authorities such as Oxfordshire County Council through Project LEO.
Read the briefing in full in this link- https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pn-0703/